Friday, September 12, 2008
The Scarlet Globemallow...
Sagebrush will always take center stage for me in my line-up of favorite Southern-Idaho natives, but I must say...the Scarlet Globemallow is hot on it's heels! How can you not fall for it's dainty little flowers and bee attracting qualities?
This species can also be used in highly degraded environments because it germinates quickly and produces a large amount of seeds, which can re-vegetate a poor-conditioned site. If conditions are optimal, the Scarlet Globemallow can grow from seed to producing it's own seed in one season.
If you are in the Southern-Idaho area and are wanting to conserve water the native way, be sure to contact Conservation, Seeding and Restoration.